Timeform Radio Tip: Bill can get it right

Rory's best bets are both at Dunstall Park.

Rory Delargy has dug out a pair of fancies at Wolverhampton...

"Back up to seven furlongs at Wolverhampton, it would be a surprise if Bill of Rights wasn't up to showing much improved form..."

Back to earth with a bump on a quiet Monday after the the glut of Royal Ascot, but there are a few crumbs to be had, and even a flimsy formline from the Royal meeting on which to hang the chances of the day's best bet.

Bill of Rights caught the eye when fifth behind Auction in a seven-furlong maiden at Lingfield on her penultimate start, having been ridden without enterprise in a tactical race, and after another run over an inadequate trip, she goes handicapping in the 17:15 off a BHA mark of 57. Auction was, incidentally, beaten a neck in the Sandringham Handicap off a mark of 91 last Wednesday. It's folly to try to assess Michael Bell's filly on the basis of her conqueror's subsequent efforts, but she looked one to note when handicapping, and has been found a very winnable race to start off in.

Back up to seven furlongs at Wolverhampton, it would be a surprise if Bill of Rights wasn't up to showing much improved form, with none of her runs in maidens getting near the bottom of her, and she's certainly bred to do better now handicapping. Half-brother Robin Hoods Bay was also a late developer, making a winning handicap debut at Kempton off 64 before adding four more polytrack wins, and he was an excellent second in the Winter Derby in March. Bill of Rights is unlikely to prove as good, but she's been given a similar introduction, and is faced with a field of exposed handicappers, the best of whom on recent form is the fibresand specialist Mucky Molly. 

Michael Bell has been woefully out of form on turf of late, although Azrur ended a barren run at Newmarket on Saturday, and it may be that the yard is turning the corner. The figures for Bell's runners on AW surfaces are much healthier in any case, with half the 3-y-o's to run at Wolverhampton in 2013 finishing either first or second, and producing a level-stakes profit. That pattern is evident at the other polytrack courses as well, and whatever the reason for the poor performance of his runners on turf in recent weeks, it shouldn't be an issue for the selection.

In the extended mile maiden at 16:15, it's interesting to note strong early support for the once-raced Mount Tiger, and James Tate's charge is respected despite returning from a seven-month absence. Preference in the contest, however, is for Banreenahreenkah (a phonetic spelling of the Irish phrase for Dancing Queen), who has caught the eye several times in her short career, particularly when fourth to Pleasure Bent in a maiden at Newbury last time.

On that occasion, she was rather too free in the early stages, but travelled well into contention before having to manoeuvre for room in the final furlong, and was disadvantaged by having to do her late running away from the favoured stands rail. She kept on well with her rider not going for his whip, and passed the post with running left. That kindness looks set to be repaid sooner rather than later, and she is a decent price given the solidity of her form. Misfer, the original market leader, looked laboured at Windsor last time, and already seems to have reached his limit. Denis Coakley's charge should not be a bigger price than him on form, and I expect the pair to be much closer in price come the off.

Both at Wolverhampton
Back Banreenahreenkah @ 5.59/2 in the 16:15 (NB)
Back Bill of Rights @ 8.88/1 in the 17:15 (NAP) 

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